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Doc_J
05-24-2013, 01:17 PM
Does anyone know if Ko'olau is currently only making customs?
Haven't seen a new T1 or T2 (nor sopranos or concerts) in many months.

I guess since Pono is bringing out so many great new production models, Ko'olau is concentrating on customs.

dkcrown
05-24-2013, 01:42 PM
Hey Doc. I'm sure that Andrew at HMS will have your answer for you.

7warriorlion
05-24-2013, 01:44 PM
Ko'olau is concentrating on customs.
The company founder John Kitakis said that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yuxJZMvdUQ
NAMM 2013 - Ko'olau Ukulele

hawaii 50
05-24-2013, 01:48 PM
Yes only customs..last week there were two satin finished one's at The Ukulele Site(aka HMS) but they were sold in 2 days..

I have been there many times and never saw a Custom Ko'olau ..get ahold of Mike(MGM) he can put in orders for you.. or call Noa at Ko'olau directly..

clayton56
05-24-2013, 10:43 PM
And to boot, the Model 1 and 2 will no longer be on the menu; Ko'olau now starts with the Model 100, which has ebony fingerboard and abalone rosette. I snuck in an order for one last Model 1 back in December; they were the deal of the uke world. One revealing thing is, they have a 6-8 month backlog whereas it used to take 6-8 weeks. Mine should be ready in June. Hey, that's NEXT WEEK!

guitharsis
05-25-2013, 12:01 AM
The company founder John Kitakis said that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yuxJZMvdUQ
NAMM 2013 - Ko'olau Ukulele

Nice, very informative interview with John Kitakis.